OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF WEST VIRGINIA
Sharon L. Potter
UNITED STATES ATTORNEY
1125 Chapline Street, Federal Building, Suite 3000 ● Wheeling, WV 26003
(304) 234-0100 ● Contact: Fawn E. Thomas, Public Affairs Specialist
September 18, 2009
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Martinsburg Resident Entered Guilty Plea
to “Crack” Cocaine Charge
MARTINSBURG, WEST VIRGINIA — A 22 year old Martinsburg, West Virginia, resident entered a plea of guilty on September 9, 2009, in United States District Court in Martinsburg before Magistrate Judge David J. Joel.
United States Attorney Sharon L. Potter announced that CHAD MICHAEL SPAUR entered a plea of guilty to one count of an Indictment charging him with possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, also known as “crack,” on October 26, 2007, in Martinsburg.
SPAUR, who is currently free on bond pending sentencing, faces a maximum penalty of 20 years imprisonment and a fine of $1,000,000.
The case will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Erin K. Reisenweber. The case was investigated by the Eastern Panhandle Drug & Violent Crime Task Force, consisting of officers from the West Virginia State Police - Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Martinsburg Police Department, and the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department.
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